Sunday, June 28, 2009

Coming Soon: "The Wide Reciever Next Door"

Kendra Wilkenson and Eagles wideout Hank Baskett officially tied the knot Saturday night at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles. As per E!Online:

Paparazzi swarmed outside the gates and security was tight as about 500 guests—including man of the house Hugh Hefner and Wilkinson's roommates turned bridesmaids, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt—witnessed the duo exchange vows on the mansion's front lawn, next to the famed wishing well.

"I could not be more delighted," Hefner told E! "This is one of the happiest days in one of the happiest places on Earth."

But though there had once been talk of Hef doing the honors, Wilkinson's brother, Colin, was the one to give her away.

"Watching Colin walk Kendra down the aisle was really emotional and beautiful," the bride's mom, Patty Wilkinson, said. "She looked breathtaking."

Baskett popped the question in November after a fairly short courtship, and the betrothed duo happily confirmed to E! News earlier this month that they're expecting their first child together this winter.

"We don't officially know, but we keep saying he because we don't want to say it," Wilkinson told the Awful Truth this week. "The doctor kind of said he thinks it's a boy. But we don't know for sure yet."

And just because there's a baby on the way doesn't mean Kendra isn't a gal who still likes to have a little fun.

On June 18, her girlfriends treated her to a bridal shower at the Hollywood club Guys and Dolls, where they sipped cocktails (nonalcoholic for the mom-to-be), chowed down on gourmet comfort food and shared tips on love, sex and marriage.

All while clad in lingerie and licking frosting off each other, of course.

Baskett got to have his fun, too. While Wilkinson and her pals indulged in spa treatments on Wednesday, he and his buddies spent the day golfing. Then he and his future missus were guests of honor at a joint bachelor-bachelorette dinner party at MyHouse, a Hollywood bar furnished to look like a swanky private residence.

The couple had their rehearsal dinner Thursday night—a decidedly down-to-earth affair at Dave & Buster's, a fun-for-all-ages restaurant where everyone from Kendra's grandma to her Bunny-studded bridal party hit the adjacent arcade.

But the affair tonight was the one to remember, all glitz and glam.

"It was a fairytale wedding," Mary Wilkinson, Kendra's grandmother, told E!

"Holly cried like a faucet and I held back tears," said Marquardt before heading off to the reception. "I'm usually the emotional one. The ceremony was short and sweet and bombarded by helicopters. [Kendra's] dress was like a princess and I'm going to catch the bouquet!"

"It was awesome and the craziest reunion," added Madison, who just last night was in Las Vegas making her debut in the racy revue Peepshow. "Seeing Hef and Mary again was great."

The newlyweds have kept their honeymoon plans quiet—all Kendra has offered in the way of a hint is that it's an island where they're going to "be able to walk around naked."

And remember, training camp starts in a few weeks...

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